Art History Courses

Art History Faculty:

Jason Lamb

Justine Lowry

Art History Classes:

ARH 188:  SPECIAL STUDIES : ART HISTORY
Credits: 1 to 4

ARH 199:  SELECTED TOPICS: ART HISTORY
Credits: 1 to 4

ARH 201:  ART HISTORY: WESTERN: PREHISTORY TO EARLY BYZANTINE

Surveys the major periods of visual arts in the West.  Introduces students to the concepts of art and surveys the development of art in historical context from Prehistory up through the early Byzantine Empire.  Emphasizes selected works of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other arts studied in relation to the cultures producing them.  Recommended preparation: WR065 or higher.

Credits: 4    Lecture: 4

ARH 202:  

ART HISTORY: WESTERN: EARLY MEDIEVAL TO LATE RENAISSANCE

Surveys the major periods of visual arts in the West.  Introduces students to the concepts of art and surveys the development of art in historical context from the Early Middle Ages through the Late Renaissance.  Emphasizes selected works of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other arts studied in relation to the cultures producing them.  Recommended Prep: WR065

Credits: 4    Lecture: 4

ARH 203:  

ART HISTORY: WESTERN: EARLY BAROQUE TO LATE 20TH CENTURY

Surveys the major periods of visual arts in the West.  Introduces students to the concepts of art and surveys the development of art in historical context from the Baroque Age through the 20th Century.  Emphasizes selected works of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other arts studied in relation to the cultures producing them.  Recommended Prep: WR065

ARH 206:  MODERN ART HISTORY

A specialized chronological survey of Modernism in the visual arts from the mid-19th Century to the present day.  Explores the many eclectic developments in Modern art from its beginnings through the Postmodern contemporary era.  Emphasizes major artists, movements, and critical concepts in modern art and theory, and relates those concepts to the art of the past as well as issues facing artists and society today.

Credits: 4    Lecture: 4

ARH 207:  NATIVE AMERICAN ART HISTORY
Survey of the arts indigenous to Mesoamerican and North American Indian cultures emphasizing architecture, pottery, painting and the fiber arts. Usually offered spring term.
Credits: 4 Lecture: 4

ARH 208:  ART HISTORY: NON-WESTERN

A specialized survey of the art of Non-Western cultures around the world, from the Prehistoric past through the present day.  This course will examine the artistic and cultural traditions of Islam , India, East Asia, the Pacific Islands, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Americas.  The course will focus on understanding select works of art and architecture within their original cultural, religious, and historical contexts, and will contrast various Non-Western artistic philosophies and values with those of the Western world.  Recommended prep: WR 065

Credits: 4    Lecture: 4

ARH 298:  

INDEPENDENT STUDY: ART HISTORYIndividualized, advanced study to focus on outcomes not addressed in existing courses or of special interest to a student. Recommended preparation: prior coursework in the discipline. Instructor approval required.

Credits: 1 to 4


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